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G3 Differences in Performance vs. High Performance

Discussion in 'Toro' started by CincyWolf, May 2, 2010.

  1. CincyWolf

    CincyWolf LawnSite Member
    Posts: 78

    I understand that the brochure is not completely accurate for added features or differences when you go from the Performance to the High Performance series. For example the brochure shows a different tire type and size on the two 52" models.

    Can you get an engineer to tell you the specific difference in these two 52" models 74903 and 74923. I know there is an engine difference and the better one has struts vs. chain for the deck and the tools free baffle lock but what other differences if any are there to justify the price difference?

    Thanks,
    CincyWolf
     
  2. The Toro Company

    The Toro Company LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 354

    CincyWolf -

    We're not exactly sure what you mean by the statement "the brochure is not completely accurate for added features and differences between Performance and High Performance series. We reviewed the catalog specs (pg. 30/31) and the following differentiation is called out:

    1. Engine - Kohler 25hp vs. Kawasaki 27hp 2. Heavy-Duty Canister Air Cleaner - Optional on 74903 vs. standard on 74923 3. Drive Tire Tread - Turf Master vs. Multi-Trac (engineering tests indicate Multi-Trac provide improved traction and retain less dirt/grass). No difference in size.
    4. Greasable Spindle Bearings - Ball bearings (74903) vs. Tapered bearings (74923) 5. TURBOFORCE Adjustable Baffle - 74903 adjustment requires loosening and refastening hardware whereas 74923 is tools free utilizing a cam lock lever 6. Deck Hanger System - 74903 utilizes chains vs. 74923 utilizes solid links.

    Hope this information is useful.

    -The Toro Company
     
  3. CincyWolf

    CincyWolf LawnSite Member
    Posts: 78

    Thanks for the response.

    I'm waiting on a 74923 to come in. The dealer was told by Toro that it would not be available until May 12. The dealer also said that other than size, all the G3s have the same Turf Master tire tread vs. the Multi Trac. They even called their Toro rep and he told them them they had not seen any - at least lately - with the Multi Trac tread. The rep is who told the dealer the brochure had some misses.

    I guess I'll wait until my machine is delivered and see what kind of tires are on it.
     
  4. dalt1

    dalt1 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 11

    I see 2 different tire sizes listed for the 52" G3 performance mowers for 2011 year. Website specs call out 24" x 9.5"-12" Brochure (page 32) calls out 23" x 9.5" - 12" Anyone know which is correct?
     
  5. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,795

    i like the solid deck mounts we have on our g3s. really solid
     
  6. The Toro Company

    The Toro Company LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 354

    Dalt1,

    The brochure is correct. The rear tires are 23" x 9.5" - 12". We will make the changes to toro.com
    Thanks,
    The Toro Company
     
  7. dalt1

    dalt1 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 11

    I just picked up a brand new 2011 model G3 High Performance 52" with the 27hp KAW. It came with the 24 x 9.5 - 12" Is it possible it got the wrong wheels installed?
     
  8. The Toro Company

    The Toro Company LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 354

    Dalt,

    There is also an engine difference; 74903 has a 25hp Kohler, the 74923 has a 27hp Kawasaki.
    The Toro Company
     
  9. dalt1

    dalt1 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 11

    Yes I have the 74923 model 52" deck and the 27 horse Kawasaki but it has the 24" tires. Is that normal
     
  10. The Toro Company

    The Toro Company LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 354

    Yes, this model should have 24" rear tires.
    The Toro Company
     

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